ADVANCED JOURNALISM PRACTICE

JRN3AJP

2018

Credit points: 15

This subject addresses La Trobe's Sustainability Thinking Essential. Sustainability Thinking entails deep appreciation of how the choices we make affects the natural, economic, social, political and cultural systems — now and in the future.

Subject outline

In this subject journalism students will receive final preparation in professional media story creation and editing techniques. Students will examine and practice the research, analysis and writing skills applied in the field of journalism. Students will be expected to develop stories designed for publication from original conception through to final production. By the conclusion of the subject, students should be able to demonstrate: an understanding of the publishing process; highly developed research skills; advanced interviewing skills; and an aptitude for writing in a range of journalistic genres.

This subject address La Trobe's Sustainability Thinking Essential. Sustainability Thinking entails deep appreciation of how the choices we make affects the natural, economic, social-political and cultural systems - now and in the future. For graduating journalism students, the challenge of being able to understand these processes is considerable. In JRN3AJP, this is the underlying theme.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorNasya Bahfen

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Enrolment in the Journalism or Sport Journalism majors of the ABMC, or ABJ or ABJS and completion of JRN2DIJ (Dilemmas in Journalism) OR MAC2MLE (Media Law and Ethics) or coordinator#s approval.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Devise and develop story ideas, use appropriate publishing platform, and develop social media skills to develop their own 'brand' as a journalist.

Activities:
Writing exercises, feedback on draft story ideas
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

02. Evaluate and interpret a diverse range of information from different sources in the course of content production

Activities:
Written assessment tasks, guided discussions in seminars and workshops
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

03. Identify relevant and credible interview subjects and demonstrate the capacity to organise interviews in a way that meets industry standards.

Activities:
Weekly workshop and research exercises in seminars, written assessment tasks
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

04. Prepare a long form journalistic piece to deadline and to industry standards required for publication.

Activities:
Writing exercises; modelling in seminars
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNasya Bahfen

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Feature article or story package (1,500 words)30 01, 02, 04
Feature article or story package (1,500 words)30 01, 02, 03, 04
Opinion or commentary articles x2 (1,500 words)40 01, 02, 04